Animal Assisted Interventions

Care Farm Strathalbyn

Is a place where people of all ages and abilities come together to reconnect to the earth, animals, nature and themselves.

Plants and animals live in harmony with nature. All our farmed animals have been socialised as therapy animals and will get to live natural lives and to express their natural behaviours.

 

We welcome our industry partners and people to come to heal by participating in Animal Assisted Interventions or farm activities in whatever way they can. The very act of participating, being included, being in nature, and having a meaningful visit or task to accomplish can be incredibly healing, We privately offer this to children, youth, seniors, and people of all ages recovering from physical illness, mental health concerns and many other challenges.

 

Care farms are part of a growing "ecotherapy" movement that utilizes therapeutic farming practices. Provides health, social or educational care services for a range of people and provides animal-assisted interventions and farming-related activities.

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How Therapy Animals Can Help

"Animals in the rehabilitation and social care of people"

Animal-Assisted-Interventions:  activities, education or therapy boasts many proven benefits, including:

 

Some benefits of Animal Assisted Intervention are:

  • Combats loneliness and encourages social integration

  • Promotes a sense of responsibility and empathy with others

  • Encourages nurturing traits

  • Promotes self-esteem, independence and self-confidence

  • Reduces stress

  • Encourages mobility

  • Animal assisted interventions can act as a catalyst for change and help people through transitional life stages

  • Animal assisted interventions can assist people in finding alternative 'coping strategies' to face challenges and support personal growth

The Therapy Animals usually “work” during the day with their handler in their natural habitat. 

 

There are so many things an Therapy Animal can do, and we are happy to help individuals, groups, teachers, businesses, organisations determine how to best utilize an Therapy Animal with their clients.

Programs

Animal Assisted Interventions: activities, education, literacy and therapy programs.

Animal Assisted Activities

(Meet and Greet)

Meet and Greet: (AAA)  is a unique initiative program  that allows participants to get up close and personable to various animals through visitations, meet and greet situation, in order to improve social inclusion, animal safety, and learning skills

Animal Assisted Activities

Activities and Therapy

Activities and Therapyt: (AAA/AAT)  is a unique initiative program  that allows participants to get up close and personable to dog's through visitations, meet and greet situation, in order to improve social inclusion, animal safety, and learning skills help us design the perfect program for your client base

Animal Assisted

Education

Education and Presentations: (AAE) programs  provides education, presentations to residents, government agencies, schools, universities and businesses of Australia.

Nature interventions

Farm Animal Interventions

Equine Assisted Learning

We Work With

Our client base is made up of youth, adults, seniors, special needs clients and families.